It is with heavy heart that i must announce the passing of the great
Cuban legend, Mr. Alfredo Chocolate Armenteros. Born April 4, 1928 in
Santa Clara, Cuba. He came to the U S.
In 1957 with Jose Fajardo and stayed here ever since. Tremendous
trumpet and flugelhorn player, composer, arranger. Former member of his
cousin Beny More's Band. Worked with so many of the great ones,
including Celia Cruz, Sonora Matancera, Larry Harlow, Machito, Eddie
Palmieri, Charlie Palmieri, Cachao, John Santos, Ismael Rivera, Henry
Fiol, Tito Puente and more. I will prepare a tribute in his honor on
Salsa Empire Radio and on Latin Flavor.